Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winger's and Erin

5 or 6 years ago I was a waitress at Winger's. I love sticky fingers. But when I worked there- sticky fingers weren't even out yet! Anyway- I was single and worked there with Tori Bori Allis and met TONS of other people. I have done okay job at keeping up with them. And last week we all got together and went to dinner. Even though years had passed since we had seen each other everyone was their same old goofy selves. It was a blast. This one still hated her husband- that one was pregnant again- we recounted tales of waitressing and all talked about our lives and husbands and anything that came up. I always get nervous to go out with people I haven't seen in a long time because I know I am different now. (People keep telling me I am quieter. I know. I know. You would have hated me if I was any louder, right?)

Anyway- it was such a relief to be with my old friends and feel a part of that group still. Erin is the hot blonde sitting next to me. I am the sexy brunette in the orange sweater. *wink* She is hilarious and has no idea that she is. She's from Canada. And has this accent that only occasionally comes out. It's pretty funny. She says "surry" instead of "sorry." Her hair is incredibly long and so soft. Erin was always nagging me to replace the Sani buckets. (a little waitress jargon for ya there.) A lot of times if we were closing together and had to roll all the silverware (because we let people go without rolling it) we would sing church hymns. Nearer My God To Thee was our favorite. She's a beautiful alto. We were supposed to wear non-slip shoes but Erin always wore these snazzy, deep red, alligator print clogs instead. They were more comfortable to her. And she was always giving me advice about boys. Mostly, never get married, don't date, boys are jerks. I love her. I was apparently feeling a little nostalgia towards Erin today. I still love all my other Winger's girls, don't worry babes.


Karlenn said...

How interesting, that you're more quiet now. So am I. (Yep, that's what I said - "quieter." Hard to believe, since you think I'm so "vocal" now!!! Hahaha!) That's so cool that you guys have stayed in touch.

Anonymous said...

That's fun that you all were able to get together! I've bumped into Tori a few times in the last year, but it's been a while since I've seen her. The 3 of us should get together sometime to reminisce about college...not that I remember much. The old mommy brain has taken over most of my memories! LOL